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Andrew Palum…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Andrew Palumbo answered:
When we got the appraisal back the square footage was more than what the house listed. The appraiser added the garage and the porch is it right?
Hard to say without looking at it. Typically the garage and the porch are separate line item on the appraisal in the comparable market analysis section. There is usually a sketch of a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 9, 2015 Home Buying in 78664
Brandon Fahl…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Brandon Fahlman answered:
Is it possible for me to buy a home based on my situation? Should I buy a home to live in for just two years?
Angie, I would follow the link below. It gives you a financial analysis of renting vs. buying.

If you think that buying is a good option after visiting that website - talk to a loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Buying in 78664
The Bradford…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
The Bradford Team answered:
If I sell my home at 399K, on average, what would my cost be as seller? My home is located in Round Rock, TX in the 78681 zip code. Thanks
A net sheet that has all of the costs involved including commissions pay off of current loan and all other closing costs can be provided by a licensed realtor. This should be provided ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in 78681
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
My husband and I are thinking of building a custom home in the Austin area. Does anyone know the average sq ft cost to so?
It really depends on the builder and what features you want. It is hard to give an average because prices are so varied. Just know that the tend to be more costly than regular builds. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Buying in 78664
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
I would like to own a home in Round Rock, TX that is not in an HOA. How can I search for them?
I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to help you find a property with no HOA. Let me know if you are still looking for an agent in your area.

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Forest Creek
Yazmin Perez, Real Estate Pro in Round Rock, TX
Yazmin Perez answered:
Are there any new homes being built in Round Rock that have floor plans where the master bedroom is upstairs? Only seeing master's on the 1st
Hi there. The KB Home Siena community has the A-2755, A-2881, and A-3125 floor plans with master up. They also have a coming soon community called Forest Grove that has the L-2888, L- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
Ranee Bray answered:
looking to move to the Pflugerville/Round Rock area. Our son(currently working overseas) will be buying the property, we will be living in it .
I see this post is from awhile back. Hope you found the assistance you needed. Are you moving from Sacramento to North Austin? I grew up in the central valley.... you'll love it here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in 78681
Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
Ranee Bray answered:
Looking for house with exemplary schools(ES/MS/HS)
What other limitations do you have? How big of a home, commute/location, affordability, etc.

Do your kids already attend certain schools that you'd like to stick with? Or, perhaps ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in 78681
Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
Ranee Bray answered:
Anyone have a upgrade pricing list for Gehan homes? Any gated neighborhoods in North Austin under 400k?
I don't have their upgrade pricing... but before I let my clients buy a new home I sit down with them and the builder and get some basic upgrade pricing. There are things buyers don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Daphne Quay, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Daphne Quay answered:
I am selling a house in Broward county florida for 275000 and buying a condo in palm beach county florida for 160000 with 110,000 down.
Off the top of my head, I couldn't tell ya for sure. Are you working with a loan officer or a lender? They will usually be able to give you a range of what to expect :)

If you're no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
damith.meega…, Other/Just Looking in Round Rock, TX
damith.meegahage answered:
Are there foundation problems within the new homes built around Paloma Lake?
i am planing to build a house in a area close to a lake/massy land and the water table in 3 feet below the ground level and aslo soil condition aso not hard and solid , how do i improve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Russell Spil…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Russell Spillers answered:
I am trying to evaluate my tax bill. I live in hidden glen, one story, @2100 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bedroom and am looking for comps. Thank you.
Hi,
I am happy to help you get comps. I have helped customers in the past protest their taxes and I am happy to discuss with you further. Please contact me, I can help you!
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2014 Home Buying in Hidden Glen
Courtney Fey, Real Estate Pro in Hutto, TX
Courtney Fey answered:
Relocating, but how can we find a job if we have no place to stay? how can we find a place to stay if we have no income? ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Do you have a friend in the area that you can stay with until you find a job? It might be best to start looking and applying to jobs prior to moving here. A lot of businesses understand ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
spikerk96, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
spikerk96 answered:
Realtor please be honest, which home builder?
I would not use Grand Haven builders. 1st off they do not use approved Texas association of realtor contracts. I personally have seen their lack of commitment to customers. they will ch ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Greg & B…, Real Estate Pro in Round Rock, TX
Greg & Brianna Hodge Team answered:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying in the new subdivision, Arbor Place, as compared to Hidden Glen or Ranch at Brushy Creek?
Hello Carthikeyan,

I would like to adjust my comment from 4 years ago. Although Arbor Place is still a great place to live, home values have probably gone up by about 30% since I po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Don Groff answered:
We built a house in a master planned community. The lot behind us is still empty. Will the builder sell us just the lot so we can have a larger yard?
You will have to ask the builder to get the answer you are looking for. They may plan on building on it. That is where they make their money. First step is to ask though.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 Home Buying in 78665
LBHack, Other/Just Looking in Round Rock, TX
LBHack answered:
an apartment complex that allows pitbulls-
There is a Housing page on Love-A-Bull that has helpful tips and also links for Austin area complexes that do not have breed restrictions. I believe they also offer free dog training th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Jordan Gouger, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Jordan Gouger answered:
I want to buy a house in Round Rock, with no money down. Any suggestions?
Hi Lee,

The options from the other agents below are very good suggestions. To determine your eligibility for the Texas Down Payment Assistance, please visit http://www.tsahc.org/hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Round Rock
Don Groff, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Don Groff answered:
What would the commute time average if living in Enfield area but commuting north to Research Blvd and McNeil especially in evening rush hour?
Yes, I would consider you make a couple runs yourself because that is the only way you will know for sure and also know that it is something you are comfortable with.

Hope this hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Buying in Wildwood Country
Jack Staplet…, Real Estate Pro in Round Rock, TX
Jack Stapleton answered:
Moving to Austin Tx with no jobs lined up? Good or Bad Idea?
I am the current Realtor of the Year for Williamson County and incoming Board President for the Williamson County Association of Realtors, I am the top listing agent for my entire compa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Home Buying in Round Rock
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